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Are cats nocturnal or crepuscular?

Does your cat become restless at dawn and dusk? It’s actually in your pet’s nature to pep up during these hours.

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Can dogs get colds?

A runny nose, lack of appetite and lethargy are telltale signs that your pup is feeling under the weather — here’s how to help them recover from a cold.

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Can cats get colds?

Colds, also known as respiratory infections, are common in cats. If your cat is congested, lethargic or has a runny nose, here are some ways to help them feel better.

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Separation anxiety in dogs

Helping your pet overcome the stress they feel when you’re not around is no easy task. Here’s how to get them to calm down.

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How to help a choking dog and perform the Heimlich maneuver

If your pet starts choking, you'll want to act fast. Here are some tips on preparing for an emergency.

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What causes hair loss in dogs?

Is your dog shedding a lot more than usual? We'll walk you through four possible reasons for your dog’s hair loss.

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Anxiety in cats

Cats with anxiety may have decreased appetites, changes in activity levels or increase their meowing. Here’s how to help them feel better.

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How much does a vet visit cost?

Vet visit costs can be unpredictable, but having comprehensive pet insurance already in place can help you say “yes” to the recommended care your pet needs.

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Does pet insurance cover cesarean sections?

Having a pet insurance policy in place can help with unexpected costs tied to births, like cesarean sections.

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How much do dog MRIs cost?

Find out how much dog MRIs cost with and without pet insurance. Avoid unexpected vet bills with pet insurance.

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Hip dysplasia in dogs: what it is and how to treat it

Difficulty standing or limping are two symptoms of hip dysplasia in dogs. Read on to learn more about the condition and treatment options.

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How to fly with a dog

Do you want to bring your dog on your next flight? Here are some tips to make your pup feel comfortable while flying.

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Kennel cough in dogs

Kennel cough in dogs is common but easily spreadable. Learn more about this condition and the treatment options to help your dog feel better.

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Probiotics for dogs: How do they work?

Probiotics have several benefits for dogs, including boosting their gut health. Read on to learn when to consider probiotic supplements for your pup.

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How to clean a dog's ears

Whether your dog is struggling with an ear infection or excessive wax, these tips will help you safely clean out their ears.

Ringworm in cats

Ringworm in cats: symptoms and treatment

Veterinarian and pet health advocate Dr. Aliya McCullough explains everything cat parents need to know about ringworm and how to help their best friend feel better.

ringworm in dogs

Ringworm in dogs: symptoms and treatment

Veterinarian and pet health advocate Dr. Aliya McCullough shares everything pet parents need to know about ringworm. Learn how to protect your pup (and yourself) from this contagious infection.

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How to get water out of your dog’s ears

Water in your dog’s ear can cause discomfort and lead to an ear infection. Fetch by The Dodo's on-staff veterinarian Dr. Aliya McCullough shares prevention tips so your pup’s ears stay clear.

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Can dogs have Pepto-Bismol?

Not all medications for people are safe for dogs — that includes Pepto-Bismol. Learn alternative treatment options that can help your dog’s stomach feel better.

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Tips on helping your dog throw up

Does your dog need help throwing up? It’s important to always ask your vet before helping your dog vomit. Learn what to do when your pup has an upset stomach.

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Why do dogs eat grass?

Is it safe for dogs to eat grass? Learn more about this normal behavior and why it’s not necessarily a cause for concern.

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Pancreatitis in dogs

Is your dog experiencing stomach pain or vomiting? They could have a case of pancreatitis. Here’s how to give your pup some relief and prevent this condition.

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How cold is too cold for dogs?

Is it too cold to take your dog out for a walk? Our temperature chart has the answers to your cold-weather safety questions.

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What does it mean when my cat's eyes are dilated?

Changes in a cat’s eyes can signal when they're dealing with health problems. Here’s what to look for, from dilated pupils to pupil shape to color changes.

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